Carol Koziatek ’92 MBA is vice president of human resources, Title IX coordinator and diversity officer at the University of New Haven. Her experiences at UNH, first as an MBA student and now as a senior member of the administration, have made her a staunch supporter of the University.
“I found UNH to be a very caring environment,” she says of her time in the MBA program. “And as a practical person who comes from a working-class family, I really liked that many of my professors had so much great real-world experience; it gave them credibility in my eyes.”
After receiving her MBA in 1992, Carol worked her way up the ranks at Anthem Blue Cross, eventually becoming vice president for human resources in the commercial and consumer strategic business unit, a position that made her responsible for managing personnel in 14 states.
But the job required a lot of travel, and Carol says she wanted to find a position where she could spend more time with her two young sons. She also yearned to move from the for-profit sector to a nonprofit. So she returned to UNH, this time as a member of the administration.
Why She Gives:
Carol says her experience working at UNH has echoed her experience as a student.
“I truly think this one of the best places to work and learn,” she says. “And not just because I’m in HR. It’s a wonderful, caring environment. The faculty and staff here are some of the better people I’ve met in my life and we just get a lot done. I’m very proud of this place. I’m proud of the vision, the mission and the work the University’s president has been doing. I really believe he’s making our degrees worth more out in the world.”